SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
LAW: Trump talk sends workers, employers to seek counsel.
Fears of deportation boost business for local immigration lawyers.
TECHNOLOGY: Investment puts label maker in ad business.
Avery Dennison invests in customer of its vehicle wrap materials.
Baseball club in Lancaster switches affiliation to Rockies.
Lancaster’s minor-league team the JetHawks takes off with new major-league affiliation.
TMZ, RealNetworks sign up to use Zya’s singing software.
Cell phone ringbacks return with Zya’s new app.
All-you-can-fly deals start at $25,000 for annual membership.
Flying Burbank to New York? Jet Club offers a charter for that.
New owners plan retail expansion for Flojos brand.
Investors find a good fit in Thousand Oaks’ flip-flop maker Flojo.
DEVELOPMENT: Measure S has jumpstarted conversations about planning L.A.’s future.
L.A. voters defeat Measure S but its more palatable aspects live on.
APPAREL: Fastener firm reaches potential buyers at LA Fashion Week opening.
Who else would make the world’s longest zipper? Talon zips up LA Fashion Week with its record product.
Eight Valley-region manufacturers join apprentice program to train employees for skilled positions.
Apprenticeships return through a coalition of Goodwill, community colleges, government and businesses.
LITIGATION: L.A. tote maker prevails over Louis Vuitton in trademark dispute.
Boutique intellectual property firm Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott of Westlake Village successfully defended spoof tote bag maker My Other Bag against luxury designer Louis Vuitton, a brand notorious for filing trademark suits.
FILM: Monkey movie enjoys huge opening weekend with $146 million at box office.
Warner Bros. Studio is back in business with Legendary Entertainment, and while it’s just for a single movie, it’s a big one.
RESTAURANTS: After losing top talent, company hires executive and ad agency.
Glendale restaurant group DineEquity Inc., parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants, has recruited a well-reputed advertising agency and a lead marketer from Applebee’s pre-Recession days to strategize a turnaround for the casual dining chain.
Lenelle Duecker started selling insurance out of necessity, but to her surprise she found it fun.
Lenelle Duecker thought insurance was boring until she started a career selling it.
LIST: For both carriers and brokerages, it’s a season of big-eat-small.
Local insurance brokerages address industry’s M&A trend.
If “transformation” comes to mind when you think about the Warner Center area of Woodland Hills and its bordering neighborhoods, then you’re in line with a lot of players in the local economy.
News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley
Antelope Valley Hospital has named Colette Menzel as its new chief financial officer.
Calendar of events
Newly proposed AB 5 is no friend to businesses dependent on part-time workers.
Discoveries at local universities could help fix greater problems.
EDUCATION: Costs, benefits play into student recruitment.
How Cal Lutheran plans to sell its new MBA program to San Fernando Valley students.
ENERGY: Increased production, higher oil prices on horizon.
Private equity will help California Resources Corp. drill again.
Valley Country Mart mixes modern brands, mid-century aesthetic.
Developers aim for a high-end redesign of Woodland Hills strip mall.
Professors, students to investigate health and materials science.
Grant motivates California State University-Northridge to build new facility.
Garth Sanders chosen for Little League softball championship.
Woodland Hills business owner to call softball World Series.
West Valley crime spree focuses on contractors’ white vans.